Title Geriatric Emergent/Urgent and Ambulatory Care, 2/e
Subtitle The Pocket NP
Author Sheila Sanning Shea, Karen Sue Hoyt, Renee Semonin Holleran
ISBN 9780826151742
List price USD 30.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 190
Book size 127 x 191 mm
Publishing year 2021
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Sales territory Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Status New Arrival
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Review of the book:

Praise for the First Edition:

 “The pocket NP guide is an easy to use clinical companion guiding the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of common presentations to the emergency setting. I personally use this resource in my clinical practice and also recommend it to all of my students. I highly recommend the pocket NP guide for any practitioners working or thinking of working in the emergency setting.”

-Theresa Campo DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP


Updated to promote ultra-quick access to current information NPs need daily

Now in its second edition, this reference guide for nurse practitioners and other health care providers in emergency, medical, screening, fast track, and/or geriatric settings continues to provide ultra-quick access to key assessment and management information.

The Pocket NP delivers a wealth of information for assessment and management of the most-commonly encountered problems in fast-track settings. Arranged in a logical head-to-toe format, it includes the history, physical examination, and essential medical decision-making considerations needed to walk you step-by-step through a typical patient encounter.


New to the Second Edition:


  • Updated medical decision-making sections with documentation templates
  • Updated pharmacology and drug administration information
  • New ultrasound dictation templates for each section where it is performed
  • New tables including eye chart for vision in trauma patients
  • New ultrasound images
  • New line drawings depicting various conditions
  • Updated clinical guidelines


Key Features:


  • Provides ultra-quick access to patient treatment information
  • Offers easy-to-use framework for quickly locating critical knowledge
  • Presents templates for identifying normal and abnormal presentations
  • Delivers content in logical head-to-toe format
  • Includes time-tested “Tips” and “Don’t Miss” boxes with bullet points of critical information
  • Provides anatomic illustrations that assist in diagnosis/management of conditions
  • Contains billing information




Dictation/Documentation Guidelines

Medical Template

Trauma Template

Review of Systems

Fall Assessment

Geriatric Depression Scale

Medications to Be Avoided

Billing Considerations

SKIN • Skin Rashes/Lesions • Burns

HEAD • Headache • Dizzy/Weak • Altered Mental Status • Activities of Daily Living • Mental Status Exam • Head Injury

EYE • Eye Pain

EAR • Earache

NOSE • Nasal Pain/Injury • Facial Pain • Facial Injury

MOUTH/THROAT • Mouth/Throat Pain • Dental/Intraoral Pain

NECK • Cervical Injury

CHEST • Cough/SOB • Chest Pain • Pulmonary Embolus

ABDOMEN • Abdominal Pain/Injury

GYNECOLOGIC/GENITOURINARY • Genitourinary Problems • Use of Urinary Catheter • Incontinence: Bowel or Bladder

BACK • Low Back Pain

UPPER EXTREMITIES • Upper Extremity (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist Pain/Injury) • Hand Pain/Injury

LOWER EXTREMITIES • Hip/Pelvic Injury • Knee Pain • Deep Vein Thrombosis • Ankle/Foot Pain

WOUNDS • Lacerations/Wounds • Cutaneous Abscess/Cellulitis

MISCELLANEOUS • Decubitus • Sepsis • Hypertensive Urgency/Emergency • Diabetes: Hyperglycemic Emergencies • Hypothyroidism • Hyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis) • Hyponatremia/Hypernatremia • Maltreatment • End-of-Life Care • Disposition/Transition of Care


About the Authors:

Sheila Sanning Shea, MSN, RN, ANP, CEN, is an emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) with over 30 years of clinical experience. She works in the Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California. Ms. Shea established an emergency clinical fellowship for nurse practitioners and physician assistants that includes both didactic and clinical experiences. Ms. Shea is widely published and is an author and reviewer for the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, and was a contributing author to the Emergency Nurses Core Curriculum and Certified Emergency Nurse Review. Ms. Shea has taught NPs locally and nationally on a variety of emergent and urgent care topics.

Karen “Sue” Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN, is an emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) and works at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California. She is currently a clinical professor for the NP/DNP Programs at the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science at the University of San Diego. Dr. Hoyt has several peer-reviewed books and publications on clinical practice, research, and management/leadership topics. In 2006, she established the first Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. She conceptualized and has implemented a 2-day course for training ENPs and a train-the-trainer course for NP faculty. She has taught minor procedures workshops for NPs/PAs across the country. As a consultant and educator, she has also written ENP continuing education programs. Dr. Hoyt spearheaded The Delphi Study on Competencies for NPs in Emergency Care.

Renee Semonin Holleran, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, CCRN (Emeritus), CFRN and CTRN (retired), FAEN, has practiced for over 35 years in emergency care. Dr. Holleran is a nurse practitioner at the Integrative Pain Management, Veterans Health Administration in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also practices at the Hope Free Clinic in Midvale, Utah. Dr. Holleran is the former editor of the Journal of Emergency Nursing and currently serves on the board of directors of the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. She ts a past recipient of the AJN Book Award In prehospital nursing.

Target Audience:

This book is useful for nurse practitioners and other health care providers in emergency, medical, screening, fast track, and/or geriatric settings.

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